Legal Aspects of Teaching Stress

Safia Bashir Gandapur, Mohammand Ehsan Qureshi, Mohammand Imran Qureshi, Wagma Khan


This paper aims to highlight the legal remedies available for stressed teachers. To create awareness between the administration and the teachers about the possibility of litigation in the court is discussed in detail. An understanding about the consequences of stress may enable the administration to estimate the foreseeable stress of teaching profession and thus avoid unnecessary cost of litigation in the court.  Giving examples of a few successful cases of teachers, who suffered stress, filed lawsuits and received a compensation of lump sum amount as stress damages. The landmark victory cases may help the stress victims to develop the stable and strong footing of their cases. On the other hand the administration can minimize their losses by paying an in time attention to the teachers suffering from occupational stress.

Keywords: Teaching stress, mental anguish, and legal aspects, legal remedies, assessment of award for damages, litigations in the courts.

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